According to Gorham scholar Sam Hough, this water pitcher was completed on January 18, 1893. Made for the Columbian Exposition, the silver mounts were fashioned from 32 oz. of silver, and the handle required 5½ hours to cast. The remaining silver required 50 hours to fashion and 160 hours of chasing. The total cost of the pitcher, including $35 for the glass, was $240.
See lots 34 and 39 for other Gorham silver exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in 1893.